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Old 07-01-2014, 08:21 PM   #1
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Angry Toilet Issue

How do I replace the seal in the toilet so water will say in the toilet. The seal will not hold water
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:23 AM   #2
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If it is a Thetford brand they have "how to" info on their web site. The model I have has to be removed from the floor (two nuts) and then you can access the bolts inside that allow the front to slide off where you can get to the gasket. It is easy to do and doesn't take long. The floor gasket should be replaced when you put the toilet back on the floor unless it is pretty new.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:32 AM   #3
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It may just be a piece of TP stuck in the seal. Get a 90 degree awl and gently run it around the groove and you may fix the problem.
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You can spray the seal with pledge furniture polish as well. Makes it swell a bit and seals again.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:09 AM   #5
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You can spray the seal with pledge furniture polish as well. Makes it swell a bit and seals again.
I thought I read somewhere that vaseline would work too. Any advice on this?
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You can spray the seal with pledge furniture polish as well. Makes it swell a bit and seals again.
OK Thanks guys for the help. Since I have some pledge furniture polish I'll give it a try. I just opened the toilet seat and sprayed some pledge furniture polish on the seal. We will soon see if this trick will work. Update later!
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I replaced the seal on mine several years back. Simple and cheap, and took about 1/2 hour to do. Tried all the other "remedy's" first and nothing worked for me. I would just replace it and be done with it.
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:59 AM   #8
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Pure petroleum jelly will actually break down the rubber seal very quickly. It will work for a temp fix, but not in the long run. Pledge has much less petroleum product and can actually work for many years.
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Pure petroleum jelly will actually break down the rubber seal very quickly. It will work for a temp fix, but not in the long run. Pledge has much less petroleum product and can actually work for many years.
Excellent! Good info, thanks!
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You can spray the seal with pledge furniture polish as well. Makes it swell a bit and seals again.
Your pledge furniture polish trick worked ok. Still will not hold water very long but is better than no water at all. Thanks for the great trick!
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